Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ad Continuum Chapter 2 Episode 1

As promised, I have a double update today. This is the first episode of Ad Continuum Chapter 2. Full view here. To see the other half of this double update, click here.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

So at last the time has finally come for me to pick up where I left off. Last time we saw Koizumi getting pummeled to the ground by a mysterious rider. Now we see him face off against the legendary Decade, at least in a dream anyway.

The effects again took forever, and my Photoshop and laptop slowing down doesn't help solve that problem. Still, I think I did a pretty okay job, what do you think? This is actually an homage to the very iconic scene in Decade where Kuuga Ultimate faces off against Decade. It's one of the first scene's you'd see in the series, and for me is the ultimate Decade scene (pardon the pun, if you noticed it).

Anyways, the S.H.Figuarts Decade is a new acquisition, but it's not alone. It came with something else. You'd see it hopefully in the next comic, if I indeed decide to put her in. Murakami Night probably knows what I'm talking about, hehe. Speaking of next comic, I'd try to make the comic updates more regular, maybe one new comic every weekends, Mondays in case the effects or Photoshop become a pain in the rear end again.

Anyway, see you all on the next ride!


Ad Continuum Files Exhibit B

Exhibit B at last! Full view here.

A little behind the scenes if you may.

After a not so long (I think) hiatus, fifthStitch is back babeh! And this time with a double update! I'd be uploading a new comic very soon so watch out for it. I also edited Exhibit A of the Ad Continuum Files. Upon closer inspection, I made a bunch of typographical errors, so I corrected them and made a bunch of other changes for consistency's sake. You can view Exhibit A here.

Anyways, nothing much to say here, except for the fact that this ends the first chapter of Ad Continuum. For all my readers out there, I know there aren't very plenty of you, but it was a fun run. I had to learn how to photograph, edit and layout, and doing so was a blast! I'm really seeing myself now collecting more FIGMAs and SHFs and making comics out of them, in fact, I've been having crazy ideas for some new comics! I would have to put all those on hold though, as I'd really like to focus on Ad Continuum.

I'm not setting any expectations for Chapter 2, except that I would put all that I have learned thus far into making it. Would you believe I've gone from automatic settings photography to manual settings photography over the course of Chapter 1? I didn't even think I could make it this far! Anyway, yeahp, that should be it, lest I count the chicks before they hatch. I'd try to make Ad Continuum more involved story-wise so I guess that's something to look forward to. So for now...

I'd see you all on the next ride... to Chapter 2!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Thousand Words Page 1

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Every image tells a story, and in every story is a soul that dances among the words, caressing the mind and eliciting thought. It weaves ideas, emotions and sensations that the story teller wishes to express; each tableau of colors is a window to another world.

Thus, A Thousand new Words are born with each click of the shutter.

Welcome to my new "literary" project. I call it literary because really, photography is simply an extension of the literary art that deals with the abstract. Literature for me, after all, is not limited to words or sentences but extends to all media that takes the beholder to a different world, a different dimension. Literature lies as much in the sight of butterfly as in a story about a butterfly, with each telling their own story only through a different medium.

Alright, enough of the literary pleasantries. A thousand words, if you can comprehend my excuse for an artsy introduction, is my excuse for a picspam. You see, I am as interested in photography as in literature (and as I said, I really cannot differentiate the two). While I can't say I have a talent for any of those (and besides, even if I did, they're not really mine, they're only on a temporary loan from God above), I do love taking and editing pictures, so bear with me if you find my techniques amateurish and novice. Still, a little loving would be much appreciated.

I would normally just post pictures of my growing Figma, Revoltech and SHFiguarts collection, but I could also post some other stuff I find scantly artistic. In case the photos are figure related (which they most would be), you'd probably find it in Murakami Night's blog too. Anyways, enough of that, you came here for the pictures, so pictures it would be. I've got three to show today, taken yesterday I think. I'd leave some stats below, comment me if you want to see some other stats.

Subjects: Kamen Rider Decade and Yuki Nagato
Manufacturer: Bandai (Decade) and Good Smile Company (Nagato)
Line: S.H.Figuarts (Decade) and FIGMA (Nagato)
Series: Kamen Rider Decade (Decade) and Haruhi Suzumiya no Yuutsu (Nagato)
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S1000fd
Programs used: Photoshop (post editing)

Higher resolution pictures are available in my deviant art account.



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